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We all learn best by DOING!  
A totally hands-on macrobiotic cooking workshop!

Couple Cooking Way To Health PLUS
Practice menu planning and preparing meals that are delicious, super-nutritious and quick to make (15 to 20 minutes) under the expert guidance of Kushi Institute cooking faculty!
Whatever cooking skills you'd like to gain, this is your opportunity to work directly with our teachers! 



Click HERE to see all program dates   


ONLY $575.00 for the entire week!

Fee includes all classes and meals. 
Accommodations are HALF PRICE -
starting at $50 for the whole six nights.

Optional 2-week stay 

Attend Way to Health and Way to Health

PLUS in a row. See below for details.


Economical airport shuttle service
Between Kushi Institute and Bradley International Airport

Only $50 each way. Call for details.    



Could you use some help with any of these?

Hands-On Cooking Program! 

      • Improving vegetable cutting skills
  • Creating balanced meals that take only 15 to 20 minutes to prepare
  • Using a pressure cooker
  • Getting more variety
  • Cooking for 1 or 2 people
  • Making meals more delicious
  • Using condiments and seasonings
  • Making:
    •     Tasty sauces and dressings 
    •     Pressed salads
    •     Quick desserts
    •     Delicious sea vegetable dishes
    •     Seasonal dishes 
  • and other meal preparation and cooking topics



What happens during the week







2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Arrival
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Din









7:00 a.m. Exercise
8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Class # 1

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Planning Balanced and Quick Meals

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch 

2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Hands-On Cooking Workshop:
     Vegetable Cutting

     Knife Sharpening Skills

     Making Pickles

     Using a Pressure Cooker
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dinner  



Plating a dish

 Tuesday through Friday 

  Every Morning: Hands-On

  Cooking Workshops  

 Tuesday, Wednesday and
 Friday the class participates
 with the teacher in planning
 a complete meal, then
 prepares it under the expert
 supervision of the teachers
 and cooking class assistants.  
 Thursday's workshop focuses
 on making strengthening


Wednesday Afternoon
Q&A Session

One of our Senior Macrobiotic Teachers will be available to answer questions on any macrobiotic topic.       


Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons
Optional Movement Workshops



When you're able to prepare macrobiotic meals quickly and easily - and they are delicious and varied - you're more likely to stick to a healthy eating plan.  



Other program features   

  • Daily delicious macrobiotic meals
  • Gentle and invigorating morning exercise classes
  • Six nights of accommodations at our scenic 600 acre campus


Ideas for what to do during free time   


    On-Campus free time options include:

  • Simply relax, enjoy a book, socialize, or stroll around our scenic property.  

  • Private sessions at an extra fee may be available. Offerings include: macrobiotic consultation, shiatsu massage, restorative massage, or Feldenkrais Functional Integration. Please check while you are here for availability. 

    Off-Campus options include:

  • Go on a Berkshire adventure! Take advantage of the rich seasonal culture or outdoor activities of the region. 


Program Prerequisites:

To attend Way to Health PLUS some familiarity with macrobiotic

foods and preparation is required. You are eligible if you have

done any one of the following:
  • Previously attended a Kushi Institute program
  • Previously attended other macrobiotic cooking programs
  • Studied cooking privately with a macrobiotic teacher
  • Attended the regular Way to Health the week prior, then go
    right on to Way Health PLUS   

ptional 2-week stay with
additional $100 discount!

The regular Way to Health is our most popular program. During certain months, if you like, you can attend Way to Health then continue for another great week with Way to Health PLUS.

When you attend both weeks you receive a $100 discount off Way to Health PLUS. Below is the cost for this 2-week option:

2 week Option Program Prices:


    Week 1: Way to Health

    $975 - reduced 1/2 OFF price for regular Way to Health

    Week 2: Way to Health PLUS

    $475 - reduced price - $100 OFF Way to Health Plus  
    $1,450 - Total program cost for the full 2 weeks - including meals

2 week Option Housing Prices:
    Way to Health:  Housing options start at $100 for the week.

    Way to Health PLUS: ALL housing options are HALF PRICE!

    Call for more information on housing options.

Dorm Classroom 2
Our Location
Situated on 600 acres of rolling wooded hills in the heart of the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts, the Kushi Institute campus is an ideal location for relaxation, reflection and renewal.

We make getting here easier!
If you are traveling by air you can avoid the high taxi fees from Bradley International Airport (about $200 each way!) by taking our convenient shuttle service, which is only $50 each way. The shuttle service only runs on specific days at specific times, please call or email for details.

Call or email now for more information
or to register
- 800-975-8744

or email

Register online:

Way to Health PLUS only - 6 nights

Way to Health AND Way to Health PLUS - 13 nights

Dorm Classroom 2
Kushi Institute
198 Leland Road
Becket, MA 01223


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